I was wondering if any of my mommy blogger friends have some insight for me.
He likes to wake up every two hours in the middle of the night to hang out with mommy.
Here’s my problem (besides the fact that I wake up at 5 am for work): he weighs 18 1/2 pounds. Doesn’t he have enough fat stores to keep him asleep at night? No, really! I’m serious!
My ped suggested feeding him cereal now that he’s 4 months old and double his birth weight. Well, that was a BIG fail…
So, I’m going to wait a little longer for that. He’s just not ready.
I tried eliminating an afternoon nap (even though this makes him VERY cranky). Basically, I just had a cranky baby in the evening and still he woke up every 2 hours.
I tried feeding him more before putting him to bed at night.
Still didn’t work.
I keep him nice and warm at night, but I don’t swaddle him (he freaks!).
I’m fresh out of ideas and was hoping you people have some ideas for me. Truthfully, I’m desperate because I am SO tired. However, I am not crazy enough to start putting whiskey on his gums or give him Benadryl, so none of that kind of advice, please!
Well, I will joke about giving him whiskey, but I won’t actually do it. 🙂
A mommy so tired she may actually pay someone a million dollars so that she can take a very long uninterrupted nap.